Omaha police abusing registration
Nebraska Firearms Owners Association has the story. A member shot a gang member in self-defense, and police held his firearm as evidence. NFOA took up contributions, and got him a replacement. But Ohama apparently has some manner of registration requirement, and when he went in to register it, he was told that his registration would be "delayed," for some unspecified reason. And in the meantime, the gang member's associates are looking to find the defender....
Ohama? Is that a Freudian slip?
Posted by: Tom at May 7, 2010 04:01 PM
The thing is, is that Omaha is in direct violation of state law. Why the Hell aren't they being arraigned and prosecuted by the State's Attorney?
Posted by: straightarrow at May 8, 2010 12:12 AM
might not have been the state that delayed the sale, could have been a delay imposed by ATFEIEI-Oh as a result of the investigation of the shooting.
Question: As he is not convicted of a felony nor ajudicated mentally ill, what is to stop him from purchasing a new (or used) firearm from a private individual thus negating the need for a background check? Additionally, what's to prevent a concerned private citizen from simply handing over or loaning a peacemaker to Mr. John Q. Public, for the duration that his pistol is residing in protective custody?
Posted by: deadcenter at May 8, 2010 12:27 AM
Omaha's may-issue registration is required to "have" a "concealable firearm" within the city limits. It is independent of any other state or federal requirements for owning a gun. The registration ordinance was passed after some messy "race riots" back in the day, and makes no exceptions for residency. A South Dakota resident with an unloaded handgun locked in his trunk passing through Omaha on his way to Missouri is technically in violation.
The so-called "reason" he's being denied is an Omaha citation for having a knife with a blade over 3.5" in length IN HIS CAR over ten years ago.
This is the same police department that used one visible round of .22 ammunition on the floor of a vehicle as probable cause to search the car and arrest the driver for having an unregistered handgun cased and locked in his trunk.
The current and previous mayors were/are members of MAIG and vehemently against effective self defense, so don't expect this arrogance and stupidity to end any time soon.
Posted by: hecate at May 9, 2010 04:10 AM
I see a major push next year, by the Ne. legislature, to strip Omaha of this registration scheme. It has always been about raising $10.00 per handgun and never about fighting crime.
Posted by: 475okh at May 9, 2010 11:44 AM
Sorry, 4750, the Ne. legislature already stripped Omaha of their schemes when they passed preemption. Now they need to enforce the damn law and send some people to jail. Including cops, judges, councilmen and mayors who persist in breaking the law.
Yelling "Stop or I'll yell Stop,again" is stupid. Stop them by direct physical action. Arrest them, jail them, try them, send them away.
Posted by: straightarrow at May 9, 2010 01:29 PM
Straightarrow you are only part correct. The Legislature did preempt city statues as to concealed carry holders. All other citizens are still required to register their hand guns. We all know that the gang bangers, drug addicts, pimps, and bank robbers stand in line at the police station to complete the registration process.
Posted by: 475okh at May 10, 2010 09:15 AM